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post #1 of 13 Old 02-25-2020, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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OME vs RE

2.5" lift. Does anyone have a fair amount of seat time with both to state whether OME springs are worth the additional $300? I don't want buyer's remorse. Actually, I don't want my wife to have it. It's her back that's the issue. That dollar figure is me taking the RE kit price, then pricing out comparable individual pieces.

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-25-2020, 05:02 PM
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Never had RE but the OME I did have rode like a Cadillac compared to the original springs. Also replaced the body mounts with took away all the creaking noises

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My 87 has original springs, shocks and suspension parts. The ride of it is very soft IMO..... For a Jeep..... Mind you I have worked in a Jeep dealer and driven more different possibilities of them than most people. JK, JL, TJ, YJ, CJ, XJ, WJ on and on, etc. Then the different the different levels of lifts and stuff come into play. I have driven a lot of lifted stuff also. My Stock and original 87 rides better than a lot of newer technology or newer body styles.

Anyways. I bought OME springs for my 94 roller project that already had brand new never gone down the road RC springs on it. The quality difference is amazing.

Very trusted people that have built these things over and over say the best spring for ride is the OME. No. I have not ridden on that investment yet but yet will tell you that after 40years of wrenching that it is by far the highest quality of spring I have ever seen. Springs may look like springs to anybody..... There is a lot of stuff that is perfect on these those. THEY BLEED QUALITY.

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OME gives you a choice of spring rates which is really nice so you can best accommodate your stock and aftermarket equipment.

RE's springs are good quality but you don't have a choice of rates.

I'm both an OME and an RE dealer and would be happy to assist with a lift for your YJ. You can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] if you'd like to chat.

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Once upon a time I had RE ED 4" springs and they were quite soft. But that was 20 years ago and I have no idea if their current production 2.5 spring would be that soft.
I've heard nothing but praise for the OME springs. IMHO would spend the extra money.
Don't forget that a quality shock is half the battle for a soft riding YJ also!

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OME gives you a choice of spring rates which is really nice so you can best accommodate your stock and aftermarket equipment.

RE's springs are good quality but you don't have a choice of rates.

I'm both an OME and an RE dealer and would be happy to assist with a lift for your YJ. You can PM me here on the forum or email me at [email protected] if you'd like to chat.
Can you provide the spring rates between RE and OME 36s? I think OME 37s are softer but if I get a new rear bumper and tire carrier, I'm not sure how well they would work together.
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Also, I'm thinking about Hydro shocks. I've seen good reviews on Skyjacker 7000s. Looking for feedback. Reminder, I'm looking for a comfort shock, not a performance shock.
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-26-2020, 03:11 PM
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I've never heard a bad word about OME springs. RE used to be awesome, but I have heard that their quality went downhill once 4WheelParts parent company bought them. I don't know if it's true, but it's what I've heard.
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I can't speak to RE but I installed OME springs in late 2016. They still ride great and I haven't noticed any droop at all.

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I’ve ridden in OME -sprung YJs.
I’d say they live up to reputation. No question.

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post #11 of 13 Old 02-26-2020, 06:49 PM
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1 more vote for OME. I put 36r springs all around on my wife's yj and it was amazing the difference it made. Best riding Jeep I've ever been in, and that was still running the cheap white body shocks I had before the spring swap.


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I run RE 4" Lift Springs with Skyjacker Black Max Shocks. I have no complaints.

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post #13 of 13 Old 03-02-2020, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm going with OME, my wife says the best ride possible in a YJ is worth the extra money. Anyway, I'm going to start a new thread with what pieces and parts I am leaning towards, with the expectation that is if something I pick sucks, y'all will let me know.
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